Links to libraries & museums

The British Library has an extensive site (as you would expect) and it has recently collaborated with the North East Musuems, Libraries and Archives Council to create a website which acts as a gateway to educational resources, visitor information, historical background and other useful websites relating to the Lindisfarne Gospels and to Holy Island in Northumberland. The British Library Sound Archive is the biggest in the world and its website contains details about the oral history collections, access to its online catalogue, useful reading and information about oral history methods. The Online Gallery displays images of 30,000 items from the BL's collection.

The British Museum.

The Imperial War Museum.

The National Library of Scotland's website contains a large number of maps, including over 6,000 images of town, county, marine and military maps covering the period 1560-1932, all at high resolution and zoomable.

Culture24 — 'Thousands of UK museums, galleries, archives and libraries, all in one place'.

The Society of Genealogists' Library is the largest family history research centre in the UK and its catalogue is now on-line.

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Beamish Museum is a great open-air museum in County Durham and its Beamish Collections Online website contains a photographic archive, oral history recordings, a reference library and a vast collection of objects.

The Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Bromley Library has a new online catalogue.

The COPAC library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of major university, specialist and national libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library.

Cheltenham Museum - featuring its internationally important Arts and Crafts collection.

Chertsey Museum.

East Grinstead Museum.

The Flintham Museum, in Nottinghamshire — 'Rural life through the eyes of a village shopkeeper'.

Global Museum — the international museum webzine.

Hereford Waterworks Museum.

The British Schools Museum in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow.

The International Council of Museums.

Internet Library of Early Journals - a digital library of 18th and 19th century journals.

JANET (Joint Academic Network).

A guide to museums on the island of Jersey — click on 'Museums' in the left hand menu.

Quorn Village On-line Museum 'opened its doors' in July 2009 but already has the look of an established website.

Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch.

Sheffield's Local Studies & Archives website has had a makeover.

Surrey Heath Museum.

Waterford County Museum

The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum in Sussex.

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